Vegetable rice is simply white rice with vegetables and is an easy way to turn a boring pot of white rice to something fun to eat. This rice recipe shouldn't be confused with vegetable fried rice which is what our nigerian fried rice recipe is. Simple recipes are always a delight to make and this easy dinner recipe is no different.
Course Side Dish
Keyword vegetable rice, white rice with vegetables, white rice with veggies
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Chichi Uguru
2cupsParboiled long grain riceI used Basmati
200gString beanswashed and cut up in 2 in sizes
200gCarrotscleaned and cut up in cubes or thin slices
1/2teaspoonSaltor to taste
Wash rice thoroughly till water runs clear.
Transfer rice to a pot and add water, salt and butter if using.
Bring rice to boil without the lid on and allow to cook for about 20 minutes.
Stir in in the chopped veggies. Cover pot and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
Turn off heat and move pot away from hot burner. Leave pot covered for another 5 mins then fluff with fork.
Serve hot or warm with any sauce or stew you like.
Though butter adds flavor and gloss to rive with vegetables, it is optional and can be substituted with coconut oil or canola oil in the same amount.
I like my veggies crunchy. If you prefer yours softer, add the vegetables earlier than I did.
This rice is fully cooked and soft but not mushy. if you prefer a softer texture of rice than this, add extra 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water to this recipe.
You can use a variety of vegetables for this recipe, including cauliflower, broccoli etc.